CLINIC joined the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Charities USA in urging Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke to extend Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status for 18 months.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – "It is reprehensible that the administration has terminated Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 vulnerable Haitians," said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network. “The administration ignored overwhelming evidence that Haiti is far from ready to accept the return of 50,000 people and their families.”
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – A trio of recent reports on Haiti’s recovery from natural and man-made disasters points to the urgency of extending Temporary Protected Status. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke must act on whether to continue or terminate TPS for Haiti by Nov. 23.
The Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans in 12 months “is a cruel and ultimately short-sighted action that—in addition to disrupting the lives of thousands of families that help make the United States vibrant—will harm the country and the region,” said Jeanne Atkinson, executive director of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – On the cusp of the Trump administration’s November deadlines to decide the fate of more than 100,000 holders of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., released a new report detailing just why TPS should be extended for Haiti.
CLINIC’s Executive Director Jeanne Atkinson joined the leaders of other major Catholic agencies that work to support immigrants and refugees have urged the head of the Department of Homeland Security to extend Temporary Protected Status for Honduras and El Salvador.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. is alarmed by a Justice Department proposal to impose quota-driven evaluations for immigration judges, threatening to undermine the impartiality and effectiveness of the immigration court system.
The administration’s recently announced priorities, which threaten legitimate asylum seekers and place no value on families, fly in the face of American history, public opinion and, most importantly, human dignity.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland—Fourteen CLINIC affiliates were among the 45 organizations in 26 states that received a funding award through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fiscal Year 2017 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program.
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The Catholic Legal Immigration Network is shocked by the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Sudan and send TPS holders back to the beleaguered country next year.